Humbleness

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (9) By Ghost Dancer On Being Part of Everything That Is Nov. 13, 2018 – Just got back from the Inipi ceremony. It has rained on us all day. We are soaked to the bone. Today was our guest week and we had a packed lodge. Since it was soContinue reading “Humbleness”

Abused Boys

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi By Ghost Dancer Jan 2020 – Just back from the lodge. We didn’t sweat because of the rain, so we just had a discussion and pipe ceremony in the lodge. There were only three of us, but I wanted to express my feelings today on a much-needed truth about theContinue reading “Abused Boys”

True Brotherhood

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (7) By Ghost Dancer Oct. 10, 2017 – We had an awesome ceremony today. As we all know, there has been so much tragedy in the world. We prayed for all who suffer including our own families and friends. Last week we had many non-native guests. These people were curiousContinue reading “True Brotherhood”

Prison of Inflexibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (6) By Ghost Dancer Dec. 2019 – We had a good lodge today. It was around the mid 20’s this AM with the winds blowing at the lodge. Felt nice and fresh, and yes kind of cool too. Most folks now days try to cover themselves with clothing to lookContinue reading “Prison of Inflexibility”

Accepting Truth & Responsibility

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (5) By Ghost Dancer Today’s lesson begins with accepting the truth of weaknesses about ourselves and working to change the things that we can. Being honest about our flaws is never easy for most folks. We all have flaws that have kept us from truly accepting who we are andContinue reading “Accepting Truth & Responsibility”

Deep Prayer & Meditation

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (4) By Ghost Dancer 2018 From Prison – Today our lesson is on deep prayers and focusing on the prayer as I was taught and shown by elders and Spirit. When we pray it is important that we visualize and focus on what we are praying for. In the ceremony,Continue reading “Deep Prayer & Meditation”

Being Truthful

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (3) By Ghost Dancer 2020 – Just back from the lodge. We had a wonderful ceremony, Nice and hot-hot. Yes we must give all of ourselves so that all those we are praying for do not suffer. Today’s lesson was about being truthful to ourselves so we can always beContinue reading “Being Truthful”

Winter Solstice

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (2) By Ghost Dancer The Winter Solstice has been very important to traditional Native Peoples throughout history. The Winter Solstice begins the purification of Mother Earth. It is a time for us to reflect and purify ourselves and to let go of everything we have done during the past yearContinue reading “Winter Solstice”

Calling To & Letting Go

Lessons From the Sacred Inipi (1) By Ghost Dancer Today’s lesson is about when to call things to us and when to let them go. Many people don’t understand the importance of when to decide and make a commitment to call things you need to you. And when to decide to let go of badContinue reading “Calling To & Letting Go”

The Sacred Lakota Inipi

Introduction Lessons & Ceremonies of the Inipi (1) By Ghost Dancer Inipi – Breath of Spirit Some people have heard of a Native American sweat lodge but have little understanding of what they’re all about. A few may even have experienced the sweat lodge, but still have many misconceptions or concerns. While the traditional sweatContinue reading “The Sacred Lakota Inipi”